Please note that our EWSS upgrade is now available. This includes a July/August Sweepback utility. It is important that you ensure you have registered for EWSS using Manage Tax Registrations (under Other Services) in the main ROS screen. EWSS registrations cannot be backdated. The qualifying criteria for claiming EWSS can be found here.

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How to use Thesaurus Payroll Manager if you need to work from home

While Thesaurus Payroll Manager remains a desktop solution, the software can be activated at ten different locations on ten different PCs or laptops. Thesaurus Payroll Manager's program location can be set as a cloud environment like a shared server, Google Drive or Dropbox. This flexibility will allow users to continue to operate their payroll as normal. In addition, you can log into your Thesaurus Connect account to view your payroll information at any time. Read our step-by-step guide that explains how to use Thesaurus Payroll Manager when working remotely.

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Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) ended on 31st August 2020. Therefore, J9 submissions with a pay date after 31st August will be rejected by Revenue. Revenue are hoping to commence the TWSS reconciliation in October. TWSS CSV reconciliation files will be uploaded to Revenue to enable them to reconcile the amount of subsidy paid to the employee against the amount refunded by Revenue.

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Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)

A new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) has been introduced and is expected to continue until 31st March 2021. This scheme has now replaced the TWSS from 1st September 2020. Eligible employers will be required to register for the EWSS via ROS. EWSS registrations cannot be backdated. Revenue have confirmed that the EWSS can be claimed in respect of proprietary directors, subject to certain conditions - click here to find out more about EWSS & proprietary directors. Thesaurus Payroll Manager's EWSS upgrade is now available.

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Layoff and Short-time Working under COVID-19

As a result of the recent business closures, many employees have been layed-off. Layoff is a temporary measure, whereby the individual is still an employee of the company but they are not receiving any remuneration for the duration of the layoff. In the current situation, it is hoped that many business will be able to re-engage their staff once the current emergency situation eases. As the COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, some businesses are now able to re-engage their staff that had previously been placed on layoff. 

Layoff & Short Time Working Returning Staff to Work

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Thesaurus Customer Support - Business as Usual

All of our staff can perform their roles from home, and all staff are issued with laptops and access to our phone and email systems. Our customer support is still very much open for business and we will continue to support our customers through the COVID-19 pandemic. Apologies if you hear any domestic background noise while talking to a support operative. This may be unavoidable and we ask that you bear with us for the duration. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our customer support team here

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Free Webinar: Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS & EWSS) | Guests: Revenue Commissioners

As the economy slowly recovers and the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme comes to an end, the government announced a new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme which will run until April 2021. In this webinar, we teamed up with representatives from the Revenue Commissioners to discuss what you need to know about TWSS Reconciliation and the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS).

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The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme comes to an end

The Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS)  is ending on 31st August 2020. Therefore, J9 submissions with a pay date after 31st August will be rejected by Revenue. Revenue are hoping to commence the TWSS reconciliation in September.

7 Steps To Returning To Work After COVID-19

The Return to Work Safely Protocol sets out a number of steps for employers and workers to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. Here we have broken it down and pulled out the key points that employers need to be aware of moving forward. 

The Payroll Implications of Rehiring Employees

Many businesses are now able to re-engage staff that had previously been placed on layoff as a result of COVID-19. Here we look at frequently asked questions including 'Can these employees qualify for the Wage Subsidy Scheme?' and 'How does this affect payroll?'.

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